Senior: St Patrick’s 0-9 Cooley Kickhams 0-15
County stars Niamh Rice and Lauren Boyle combined for 11 of Cooley’s 15 points in a very strong team performance over neighbours St Patricks in Sunday’s Senior Championship decider. Leading 0-7 to 0-3 at half-time Cooley were always in command throughout the game.
Although Kate Flood’s point-scoring including five frees, and brave goalkeeping from Rebecca Lambe-Fagan kept the Lordship outfit in the hunt they were unable to prevent a twelfth title for the Cooley ladies.
Intermediate: Naomh Fionnbarra 2-15 Ardee St Mary’s 1-8
The Barrs won promotion to the senior ranks with a deserved victory over St Marys in Dunleer on Sunday. The winners did most of the damage in the first half as they led by 1-10 to 0-5 at the break. The Mary’s defence struggled to get to grips with the strong Barrs attack, led by player of the match Marie Doyle.
Ardee fought hard and showed great spirit with Ciara Eccles and Eimear Callaghan particularly impressive, but they couldn’t contain this very strong Togher outfit with Aideen Dunne and the 3 Rogers sisters all putting in excellent performances.
Photos by Warren Matthews.
Junior: Glen Emmets 5-15 Mattock Rangers 1-11
Meanwhile in Termonfeckin on Friday night Glen Emmets capped a superb season for them with victory over Mattock Rangers in the Junior Championship final. The Collon girls certainly put in up to Glen Emmets in the opening half and led by a point a half-time. Maria Reid in particular causing serious problems for the Emmets defence scoring a total of 1-08 in the game.
However, a strong second half performance sealed the championship for the Tullyallen outfit with 2 goals each from Nicole Tully and Grace Stafford. Player of match Aine Carolan contributed 1-05 with Rachel O’Connor-Leonard also a continuous threat scoring 0-4.
A full-time score 5-15 to 1-11 for Glen Emmets ensured they booked their place in the Intermediate grade for 2023.